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If you have any questions concerning the Perennial Department please don’t hesitate to contact Elise in our Perennial Department! We will be more than happy to assist you in your gardening needs!!!


Here’s a list of some of the best and hardiest perennials out there, awarded for their adaptability to a wide range of climate types, low maintenance needs, and multi-season interest. For more information on these Award Winners, visit The Perennial Plant Association Website.

Everyone has their favorites, but we at Reilly’s have found these 10 perennials are perfect for the beginning Gardner and pro alike. Click on our Garden Topic article to see what we’ve chosen:

10 Best Flowering Sun Perennials for the Pittsburgh Area


Award Year Common Name Latin Name
2011 Arkansas Blue Star Amsonia hubrichtii
2010 False Indigo Baptisia australis
2009 Japanese Forest Grass ‘Aureola’ Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola'
2008 Geranium ‘Rozanne’ Geranium ‘Gerwat’
2007 Catmint ‘Walker’s Low’ Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’
2006 Cheddar Pink ‘Firewitch’ Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’
2005 Lenten Rose Helleborus x hybridus
2004  Japanese Painted Fern ‘Pictum’ Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
2003 Shasta Daisy ‘Becky’  Leucanthemum 'Becky'
2002 Garden Phlox ‘David’   Phlox 'David'
2001 Feather Reed Grass ‘Karl Foerster’ Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
2000 Pincushion Flower ‘Butterfly Blue’ Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
1999 Black-Eyed Susan ‘Goldsturm’ Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
1998 Coneflower ‘Magnus’ Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
1997 Garden Sage ‘May Night’ Salvia 'Mainacht'
1996 Tall White Beardtongue ‘Husker Red’ Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
1995 Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia
1994 False Spirea Astilbe 'Sprite'
1993 Speedwell ‘Sunny Border Blue’ Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
1992 Tickseed ‘Moonbeam’ Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
1991 Coral Bells ‘Palace Purple’ Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'
1990 Creeping Phlox Phlox stolonifera



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